Search Results: "Billie Letts"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE THE HEART IS by Billie Letts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1995

"A simple, lighthearted depiction of a rural America that's not: entertaining, good for a tear or two, but lacking in substance. (Film rights to 20th Century Fox)"
A debut novel whose rose-colored glasses yield a happy-go- lucky portrait of the down-home lives of uneducated poor folks in Sequoyah, Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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THE HONK AND HOLLER OPENING SOON by Billie Letts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Happiness lite."
A sunny look at the dark side, as a poster group—a Vietnam vet, an Asian immigrant, a Native American, and an African- American widow'serendipitously find happiness at an Oklahoma diner. Read full book review >

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SHOOT THE MOON by Billie Letts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Perfect for the beach."
A Beverly Hills veterinarian goes south hoping to locate the mother who gave him up for adoption—but finds himself instead investigating a murder, a cover-up, and attempts on his own life. Read full book review >

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MADE IN THE U.S.A. by Billie Letts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2008

"So much travail, so much uplift! So much phony plotting and superficial characterization."
Letts (Shoot the Moon, 2004, etc.) returns with another uplifting tearjerker, this time about an orphaned brother and sister who face travail before finding love and acceptance within an Oklahoma circus family. Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED HEART OF MERCY by Billie Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"These hearts heal with scar tissue."
Following the death of their toddler son, Maggie and Ben Smith struggle to find the emotional space not only to grieve, but also to mend their broken marriage. Read full book review >

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FINAL CUT by Billie Sue Mosiman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Many quick cuts from chase scenes to sex scenes make Mosiman's hardcover debut easy to stay with, but the shallowness of the victim and the cast makes it hard to care."
Karl LaRosa lives a charmed life doing lunches and starlets as a top Hollywood publicist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"The author's elegant narrative conveys how the love for these amazing creatures transcends national animosities."
A singular spotlight on the concerted World War II effort to save Lipizzaner stallions. Read full book review >

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BILLIE WHITELAW...WHO HE? by Billie Whitelaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 1996

"Too specialized for the general reader, perhaps, but Beckett lovers will cherish Whitelaw's intimate revelations about his personality and working methods. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A pungent memoir by British actress Whitelaw, the preeminent interpreter of Samuel Beckett's female roles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A heartwarming story begging for the Disney treatment."
Two long shots, a blue-collar owner and his unlikely horse, make it to the top of the equestrian world. Read full book review >

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THE SHOULD I? GAME by Helen R Letts
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fresh take on a topic that has seen plenty of ink."
The Newbold children introduce a friend to a favorite game in Letts' (What's Behind the Curtain?, 2013) children's book, suitable for ages 9 and up. Read full book review >

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Psycho Babble by Billie Jean Diersen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"Engaging, if slightly superficial, essays on modern life from the perspective of a military spouse and mother."
A collection of essays by a U.S. Marine Corps wife explores a wide range of topics, from Star Trek to the family cat. Read full book review >